How to Connect Earbuds to Phone?

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Struggling to pair your earbuds and unable to ask anyone how it’s done because people are so judgemental these days. Well, I’m not and believe me, I also had trouble pairing my earbuds to my phone. Nevertheless, not only did I discover the ways to pair it, but now I am trying to educate others like me.

Pairing your earbuds gives you much freedom to do things you couldn’t have done otherwise.

For instance, gardening your plants while attending your meeting, running errands while guiding your subordinates over the call, switching music during workouts, all these things when your phones aren’t handy.

Sounds good? That is why you need to know how to pair your earbuds to your phone.

How to Pair Your Earbuds to Your Phone?

Pairing your earbuds is the simplest possible task. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

Wireless Earbuds

Wireless Earbuds

However tiny and complex that box seems, it is stocked with everything that makes your life a little less complicated than it already is.

From attending your calls hands-free to switching music tracks, all of these possibilities are stuffed in your earbuds case itself.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to pair your earbuds to your phone:

1. Android

  • Step 1: Turn on your mobile phone’s Bluetooth by pulling down the notification panel
  • Step 2: Make sure your earbuds are discoverable
  • Step 3: A pop-up will appear on your phone to allow the pairing of both devices
  • Step 4: Tap on ‘pair,’ and your device gets paired

2. iOS

  • Step 1: Open Settings
  • Step 2: The first setting you’ll see is ‘Bluetooth.’ Tap on that
  • Step 3: Ensure that the Bluetooth is turned on to discover other nearby devices
  • Step 4: Turn on the Bluetooth of the earbud as well
  • Step 5: Just like Android, you’ll get a pop-up on iOS as well asking you one last time if you seriously want to pair the earbuds
  • Step 6: If you’ve made up your mind, tap on ‘pair’ and get away with it

Wired Earbuds

Wired Earbuds

Wired earbuds are the easiest to pair. They, in fact, do not have to be paired.

All you have to do is take the 3.5 mm headphones jack and plug it into your device’s headphone jack.

While, wireless earbuds might take some seconds to pair and sometimes have some issues, wired earbuds are very convenient as they do not even require seconds to put to use.


We often come across several issues while pairing our headphones to our mobile phones.

Below are a few basic troubleshooting steps you may want to carry out if you’re encountering problems:

1. Cleaning Your Headphone Jacks

Cleaning Your Headphone Jacks

The headphone jacks will likely accumulate dust or unwanted debris over time since they do not have a cover to protect them.

You can avoid this by cleaning the headphone jack from time to time.

2. Disconnect And Reconnect

Sometimes the headphones do not detect devices nearby. Most problems are solved by disconnecting the devices and then reconnecting them.

3. Wire-Related Damage

Wire-Related Damage

Though damaged wires are clearly visible, sometimes a minor cut, which is not even visible, can cause headphones to disrupt audio.

You can cover the wire-related damage with tape, or you might have to get a new pair, if the damage is unrepairable.

4. Connectivity

We often forget to check the Bluetooth version while purchasing a device. The Bluetooth version determines the distance in which you can move about freely.

Keeping aside the distance, objects like glass panels and concrete walls also disrupt audio, and we might assume that the headphones or the mobile phones are faulty.

5. Miscellaneous

If the headphone plug is not inserted correctly into the jack, it is likely to not generate proper sound or might as well not work at all, so you might want to check that.

Although we may not accept it, at times, we plug in the charger and forget to turn on the switch and assume the device is fully charged without analyzing it properly. Ensure that both devices are properly charged.

If you’re still facing issues with the connectivity or can’t figure out what’s causing the problem, you can look up these articles here for further assistance.


Depending on my definition of ‘convenient,’ wired earbuds are way more convenient, long-lasting, and easy to pair.

Yeah, every now and then, they do get caught in the doorknob leading to minor mishaps, but that’s okay.

I wouldn’t even argue that wireless earbuds are convenient, hand, easy to pair, and much more.

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